Have started weaning DS (6 months) and am breastfeeding and intend to do so for some time to come. However I am useless at expressing so can't really get enough milk to use for his porrage, put in mashed potato etc. Do I really need to get formula for this? I know it's o.k. to use cows milk for cooking at this age but am concerned at how much of this he may be having a day e.g. in cereal at breakfast and then in yogurt or some mashed veg at teatime.
Am taking a compromise approach re: format of the food giving lumpy mash and finger foods so am neither a BLWer or a puree queen. Just going with what the little fella likes. Offering some of each at each 'meal'. So using some milk to make up mash is useful.
If you are worried about using milk then water is fine for things like porridge or mashed pots. DS started having cereal with just water & then gradually we changed to milk after he was 1...although we still have porridge with half water & half milk - seems to taste just as good & is a little cheaper